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Old 07-19-2013, 08:01 PM   #10501
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We had some tiny hail this morning too
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:03 PM   #10502
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No air con in my flat. Just a big fan in my living room! (No air con in my car either!)

And you are dead right Kylie - the hot spell we are having now is VERY unusual. Mostly, we are concerned about keeping warm and dry!

So no, I don't know anyone with air con in their home.

My friend in Arizona once mentioned her "swamp" thing on her roof and I fell about laughing! Turns out it is some kind of air con thing! Who knew? Mind you, they really need AC in Arizona! Phew - is it hot there!
Of course, no air con in your cars either...that is so weird to me

We would die without air conditioning here in the home and in the car
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:06 PM   #10503
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It was a short outage, but I can't call it a one-off. It's the fourth one this month. As I mentioned somewhere, the forest fires in the James Bay area are wreaking havoc with the power transmission lines.

Well, the thunder is gone, for now. It is only raining lightly, but we more thunderstorm watches.
Fourth in a month? In 11 years at my current address, there was 1 outage - that lasted for about 2 hours. (A technical fault somewhere and nothing to do with weather.)

I have come to realise that there are pros and cons wherever you live.
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It's rumbling around, but I think the storm went north of us. Dang. We need the rain after another day of triple digit heat index. Actual temp got to 97F.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:11 PM   #10505
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Of course, no air con in your cars either...that is so weird to me

We would die without air conditioning here in the home and in the car

I have a sun-roof though! If ever the sun does come out I have the sun roof open and the windows down. (Hence a burnt right arm and top of head currently!) We Brits are famous for burning ourselves to a crisp by rushing out into the sun on the rare occasions it chooses to visit us!
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:12 PM   #10506
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Fourth in a month? In 11 years at my current address, there was 1 outage - that lasted for about 2 hours. (A technical fault somewhere and nothing to do with weather.)

I have come to realise that there are pros and cons wherever you live.
We have had one blackout in the last 2 years, it was something to do with some underground power lines and another one the year before was in Summer, too many people had their air cons on
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I have a sun-roof though! If ever the sun does come out I have the sun roof open and the windows down. (Hence a burnt right arm and top of head currently!) We Brits are famous for burning ourselves to a crisp by rushing out into the sun on the rare occasions it chooses to visit us!
That is great that you have a sunroof, sounds good

That made me laugh, I imagined all these Brits running out like crazy into the sun, down to the beach
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It's rumbling around, but I think the storm went north of us. Dang. We need the rain after another day of triple digit heat index. Actual temp got to 97F.
What exactly is a "heat index"?

Over here, we don't have that. But we do have a "wind chill factor". And I wonder if they are similar things? Basically, "feels like"?
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What exactly is a "heat index"?

Over here, we don't have that. But we do have a "wind chill factor". And I wonder if they are similar things? Basically, "feels like"?
You got it. We have the wind chill factor too, but not now!
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That is great that you have a sunroof, sounds good

That made me laugh, I imagined all these Brits running out like crazy into the sun, down to the beach
The beaches and parks have been swarmed by desperately sun-hungry Brits the last few days! It's not funny Kylie - it's tragic!!
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